Ruth Kifer Named to UCITA State Committee

Posted: September 12, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ruth Kifer, associate university librarian for distributed libraries, has been appointed to the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) Study Committee, an advisory group of Virginia’s Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS). Kifer serves in this capacity as the Virginia Library Association’s representative.

JCOTS, which was created in 1997 by the Virginia General Assembly, is charged to study all aspects of technology and science and to promote the development of technology and science in Virginia.

During the 2000 legislative session, the General Assembly of Virginia enacted UCITA, but delayed the effective date until July 1, 2001, to allow for continued study. The committee will study the impacts of UCITA, which would govern transactions of computer information, including software, on Virginia’s businesses, libraries, and consumers.

Each year JCOTS, which consists of 12 legislators from the Virginia General Assembly, identifies several study topics and forms advisory committees to examine and report on each area. The advisory committees are headed by members of JCOTS and composed of persons with expertise in the areas to be studied.

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